Fiji + 3 more

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) South East Asia and the Pacific (ECHO/-XA/BUD/2016/91000) Last Updated: 08/03/2016 Version: 3


AMOUNT: EUR 21 400 000


Second modification as from 08.03.2016: Fiji - Tropical Cyclone Winston:

Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on 20 February, causing loss of lives and significant damage to shelter, agriculture and infrastructure across its path. The Fiji Government estimates that close to 350 000 people living in the cyclone’s path were affected; 42 people have been confirmed dead and close to 40 000 people remain in evacuation centres.

ECHO’s and partners’ assessments indicate that multi-sector emergency humanitarian aid is needed for the most vulnerable and most affected families, with emphasis on food assistance (including support to re-launch agriculture activities), WASH and shelter. To address the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by Cyclone Winston in Fiji, EUR 1 000 000 has been added to this HIP. The response will focus on the most vulnerable people who have lost their shelter and source of income due to the extensive damage to agriculture.
First modification as from 28.01.2016: Transfer of the EUR 1 500 000 allocation foreseen under the 2015 HIP for the conflict in Mindanao (the Philippines):
The EUR 1 500 000 allocation foreseen under the 2015 HIP for the conflict in Mindanao, the Philippines, has been transferred to this HIP. Fighting between the army and nonstate armed groups1 has displaced over 495 000 people since 2012. The 2013 MNLF siege in Zamboanga displaced more than 118 800 people, the 2015 offensive against BIFF in Maguindanao displaced more than 132 000 and persisting fighting entails continuous displacement in different parts of Mindanao. Livelihoods have been destroyed as a result of conflict and displacement, in particular fishing for the indigenous Badjaos in Zamboanga and the farms and livestock in Maguindanao. While it is hoped that the peace process and the Bangsamoro Basic Law may bring sustained peace in the long term, for the moment the conflict remains active. Its humanitarian consequences have received virtually no international attention, making Mindanao a much forgotten crisis. The Government’s response to conflict-induced displacements has been much lower than to natural disaster-induced displacements2 .